What We Look For

As an organization, community, and culture we take pride in finding the right talent for our team. With cultivated assessments and hands on training, our candidates sore high above the rest. We look for individuals who believe in change. We look for individuals who demonstrate professionalism and leadership in every aspect of their lives. Applicants best suited for the criminal justice profession must meet the standards of a good moral character. We are committed to ensure that obtaining relevant background information on an applicant is done in a professional, objective, accurate, legal and unbiased manner.

Who We Hire

Cameron County is dedicated to hiring the right talent for the right position. As a department who focuses on at-risk juveniles, our goal is to hire candidates that enjoy working with youth. Quality candidates must possess knowledge of youth in recovery, youth who have experienced traumatic events and it is also important that applicants understand integrity and qualities of the criminal justice profession. The Department strives to select those individuals whose backgrounds establish them to be persons who represent public trust and confidence.

CCJJD conducts a background screening on all of its applicants. The components of this background screenings are as follows:

  1. 1.Criminal History Check
  2. 2.Driver’s License Check
  3. 3.Employment References Check
  4. 4.Drug Testing
Based on state standards, applicants for Juvenile Probation Officers must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and have one year experience in working with adolescents/families.

The Training Department

The mission of the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Training Department is to provide juvenile justice professionals with a structured learning experience using state provided curriculum to improve and maintain job performance.  As such, all training components heavily emphasize the safety, security and rehabilitation of our juveniles.  The philosophy and model of the Training Department is that training staff is required but educating staff is essential.

The Training Department is also used by community partners to train their staff as well. If you or your organization is interested in utilizing our facility for presentations or trainings, please contact Training Officer Mario Davila at


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